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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
Science Daily - Oct. 10, 2008 â Archaic corporate governing systems that failed to ferret out risky business deals helped stoke the nationâs deepest financial meltdown since the Great Depression, a University of...
The Huffington Post - The world is sitting on a consumption time bomb -- more consumers ... nations require healthy ecological foundations for long term stability. Production that undercuts natural capital is not sustainable. The...
Source: Europa Press Releases
Today, I want to focus on the EU proposal on non-financial, corporate reporting, published in April this year. I also want to draw your attention to the newly agreed European reporting rules for extractive industries and banks.
Research & Insights
Meat Trade News Daily - The results of a comprehensive assessment of food safety in retail deli ... entering the retail environment in the first place." The studyâs results can be read in its entirety on either the FDA or...
Source: Washington Post
President Obama’s budget would raise taxes mainly on people earning more than $200,000 a year, although earners at nearly every income level would face a somewhat higher tax burden, according to a new nonpartisan analysis.
April 11, 2013 Fannie Mae details CSR work in progress reportSource: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
From the report - "AMERICA’S HOUSING RECOVERY requires a stable‚ steady strategy. At Fannie Mae‚ we are committed to supporting the housing recovery and building a better housing finance system for the future.
Commentary & Opinion
May 20, 2013 Sarbanes-Oxley Can Fix GovernmentSource: American Thinker
Recent events strongly indicate that our government is broken and the need for reform urgent. We should never find ourselves having to choose between malfeasance and incompetence, as we now do. The main problems are clearly...
May 20, 2013 Dueling Jobs (and Big Paydays)Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
ALTHOUGH it carries something of a dubious pedigree, the PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust has generated pretty good profits for investors since it went public in 2009. Overseen by former executives at Countrywide Financial,...
True, the agency bungled its scrutiny of conservative political groups seeking tax-exemptions. But should it even be deciding which political organizations should get favored tax treatment and which should not? Why is a tax...
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